The butterfly room was filled with children at the time that I went, which was really fun to watch. They were all incredibly joyful and excited to see butterflies. I'm glad they were able to enjoy it, because I'm personally a little bit freaked out by butterflies, and was mildly uneasy with the thought of one landing on me. I think that seeing other people interact with their surroundings was one of the coolest things about this exhibit-it's purely for the experience of seeing butterflies. I agree with Leopold; earth and nature definitely needs to be seen as more than just an economic benefit, so that we continue to have peaceful and nature filled environments like this.
NATURE AND THE HUMAN SPIRIT
Being in an environment that forces you to focus on just that-the environment-is so crucial. I was able to take a break from my every day life to do something different, and it reminded me how small humanity is. The world is so big, and there are SO many species of animals out there, and I think we often forget that as humans and adopt a sense of superiority. In reality, all animals are just as complex and respectable as humans, and we need to embrace them and take better care of them.